On this memorial day, we sit here spinning around on a globe with war all over. Some of it seems to make sense and other conflicts, well, not so clear. There’s a lot of mercenary energy out there now…lots of wars waged for corporate and political interests. There are also wars for resources…oil, ore, and water…more and more so. Some fight to survive. Some fight for what’s fair. Others- well they fight because it pays the bills.
I just recently sat and watched the The Lord of the Rings Trilogy again and remembered why I LOVE Tolkein and Peter Jackson so much. There are masterpieces out there and this is one of them…truly.
One particular line that stuck with me was from Legolas looking out on the horizon and telling Aragorn that there was a “restless malice” rising and that it would have to be met in battle. Restless malice? Yeah…there is evil in this world and it can’t let things be. There are people and forces on this planet that are not at ease and their inner demons drive them towards behavior that is malicious and very disturbing. Most people are good but it is this “restless malice” that is at times simmering and others boiling over (Nazi Germany) that forces the good people of the world to step up and fight for what’s right and just.